April 2, 2014 Subject:
Thanks to the Wharf Rats!
I attended this run of shows. The first night was just average in my opinion. However, the second night when we got to the venue our Wharf Rat buddy had heard the soundcheck and reported happily that they had played a "Death Don't Have No Mercy"! We were jazzed about that and totally looking for it. The moment when people realized what a treat we were getting that night right there was beautiful. It was a good show. Nice mix of songs and good playing.
March 4, 2013 Subject:
Set 1 - That Half-Step > Weight is the goods - they just glide soooo gently into the latter - could have been a natural medley if they kept at it, but then this show wouldn't be so unique. But 'Easy to Love You'? Meh...
Set 2 - why oh why is Foolish Heart so damned *cool*? Very little in Dead lore gives me more pleasure than when I hear Jerry open a set with this tune so heartfelt, rainbow-beautiful, and strong; LLR has perhaps the most powerfully-utilized 'thunder machine' from Mickey I've heard. Odd pre-drums; post-Space works even better. Lots of tunes in this show are group efforts - Brent in particular is key.
A great matrix of a great show - totally satisfying.
March 21, 2012 Subject:
Only 1st Set 'The Weight'?
I Think so... Great setlist, great show.
Thanks for the upgrade. Matrix sound cleans up the flaws that the raw SBD sources otherwise are maimed by. So cool that these tapes are being restored to their best possible status.